3 weeks ago my fiancé surprised me with a Nintendo Switch, now for a geek like myself this was the ultimate present. It wasn’t just the present itself though it was the thought, the fact no one has ever done anything like that for me before. I WAS ECSTATIC.
Todays post I will be talking about why this nifty console is ideal for the long distance relationship!
1. ITS JUST SO DAMN PORTABLE!
As you know being in a long distance relationship there can be a lot of travelling involved. Myself every 2 weeks to a month I can be taking a 6 hour journey on the train to see my other half. Sometimes your phone is not just enough to make that time go a little quicker, you just want to get there and see your boo!
However the switch is a console you can easily carry in a satchel or a back pack with ease, not only that these bad boys have a 6 hour battery life on average, not bad hey?
Most modes of transport these days include wifi and charge points these days so finding a place to store battery or get some cheeky wifi is fairly easy. There is a lot of accessories out there too which make your trip with these a little easier too! (I would recommend a case).
2. ITS MULTI-PLAYER, TIME TO DESTROY YOUR LOVED ONE 1 V 1
So you reach your loved one after that long bloody journey, they are there waiting for you on that train platform, you can here frank sinatra singing in your head life is perfect, you are back home!
After a couple of days of being together maybe you fancy a slower pace to the evening and just want some innocent fun. BAM crack out the switch this bad boy will feed ego’s and break hearts! If your partner is a sore loser (Totally not referring to you Shiv haha ).
The way this works is each control on either side of the console in handset mode clips off into 2 controllers, perfect for 2 player games and they are super responsive. There is a multi-tude of 2 player games out there for you both to try also there is a game called ARMS which is an extremely fun and casual fighting game.
3. ITS ONLINE, WHEN THERE IS DISTANCE YOU CAN BOTH EXPLORE UNIVERSES TOGETHER.
You can’t be with each other in real life, its pain all of us experience in long distance relationships but its how things are and we work around it right?
Well why not meet up virtually in a game together, explore a virtual world. Hunt monsters together, shoot competitors on fortnight and have fun!
Of course this would mean both of you having a switch but if you are both avid gamers its the perfect set up and something for you both to talk about. Not only that but some of the online games enable voice chat also, so you can communicate and not get angry when one of you gets the other killed!
4. THERE IS A SHIT TONNE OF POKEMON GAMES, NEED I SAY MUCH MORE?!
Okay I apologise this isnt part isnt really relevant but if you are a bit of Pokémon geek like myself this is the ultimate console, you have games like PokémonQuest (free) and PokkénTournament. Also Pokémon lets go Pikachu and Lets go Eevee is coming out, DROPS THE MIC.
5. THE PERFECT GIFT
The GIF displayed on your screen was an accurate representation of how I was feeling when I learn’t my Queen of a woman was getting a me a switch. If your partner is a gamer and they don’t have one of these yet and you think the points above all make good sense. Then consider it as a gift idea, YOU WILL GET LAID THAT NIGHT.
Special mention to my beautiful fiancé Siobhan, thank you so much for getting me one (still not over it), you give me happiness everyday and you are truly amazing, this blog is dedicated to you. ❤